2015-12-16 / World

New law heartens educators

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn’t make or break a school are hopeful the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success.

States still will have to test students in math and reading to judge school quality under the Every Student Succeeds Act. But the successor to No Child Left Behind also makes room for things like school climate, safety and student and teacher engagement.

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